Three years ago, in November 2013, BMW launched their first BMW i, with "i" being the symbol of BMW's electric fleet. Until today, over 100,000 "i" electric cars and hybrid iPerformance cars followed.
The BMW i3 alone sold more than 60,000 units, making it the most successful electric vehicle in the premium compact segment. In 2014, the BMW i8 sports car with range extender joined the line-up with 10,000 units delivered. Adding to sales success, there were also 30,000 units of plugin hybrids, today better known under the label BMW iPerformance.
BMW currently offers seven electric models, including purely electric cars as well as plug-in hybrids. In 2017, we expect the launch of MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid in 2017, which was already revealed to the public. A year later, in 2018, a new variant of the BMW i8 sports car with plug-in hybrid drive will come out - the open-top BMW i8 Roadster, followed by the purely electric-powered MINI in 2019 and a purely electric-powered BMW X3 in 2020. After that, a larger BMW i model is expected to launch, currently known as the BMW iNEXT concept.